The Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-3 shared new photos of the far side of the moon before its high anticipated landing.
India’s Chandrayaan-3 Sends Photos of the Far Side of the Moon
As reported by Space.com, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) shared photos of the far side of the moon through a social media service called X which was previously known as Twitter, on Monday, August 21.
According to Middle East, India’s lander module attempt for a gentle landing on the moon on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.
The India’s Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft is planned to touch down on the southern part of the moon around 6:04pm on Indian time.
What are the photos of the far side of the moon that have been sent?
A set of four photos of the far side of the moon from Chandrayaan-3 were taken last August 19, Saturday. These images display various geological features, including large impact craters that create different shadows as well as flat areas on the moon’s surface formed by cooled lavas, which was commonly referred to as “sea.”
These photos of the far side of the moon were captured using the Lander Hazard Detection and Avoidance Camera. This camera helps identify a safe landing spot on the moon’s surface that doesn’t have big rocks or deep trenches. It’s a technology developed by ISRO at the Space Application Centre (SAC).
After the United States, Russia, and China, India is set to become the fourth country to achieve this accomplishment. Remarkably, India will be the sole nation attempting a landing on the southern part of the moon.